May 7th, 2014
10:13 PM ET

U.S. aiding Nigeria in search for kidnapped girls

At least 150 people were killed in the latest apparent attack by the Islamic terror group Boko Haram.
Officials say the death toll could hit 300.

Terrorists dressed in military uniforms stormed a village on Nigeria's border with Cameroon.
The men fired rocket propelled grenades and tossed improvised bombs into a crowded outdoor marketplace, while shouting "God is great."

This is the latest in a series of horrific attacks by the terror group in Nigeria.

Eight girls ages 12-15 were abducted on Sunday - in addition to 276 girls kidnapped from their school on April 14th. 223 of those girls are still missing.

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau: A ruthless leader with a twisted ideology

The leader of Boko Haram says he is selling the girls. U.S. officials say many of them have likely already been moved out of Nigeria.

The U.S. is moving ahead with its plans to provide Nigeria with law enforcement assistance and military consultations.

But does that mean military boots on the ground in Nigeria?

In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki discusses America's role in Nigeria.

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Filed under: International • News • Nigeria abducted girls
May 7th, 2014
10:03 PM ET

Synthetic drug bust in 29 states, 150 arrested

A massive synthetic drug bust Wednesday led to the arrest of more than 150 people in 29 states.

Federal agents seized more than $20 million in cash and assets during the nationwide crackdown. Hundreds of thousands of synthetic drug packages were taken off the street in an effort to stop a trend that shows children and young adults are being targeted.

OutFront, addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky, Host of HLN's Dr. Drew on Call, discusses the misconceptions associated with designer drugs.

Filed under: Drugs • News
May 7th, 2014
09:55 PM ET

Are we "slut shaming" Monica Lewinsky?

"Stop slut-shaming Monica Lewinsky."

That was the headline Wednesday in the Daily Beast.

Lewinsky is facing a barrage of criticism after telling Vanity Fair, she wants to "burn the beret and bury the blue dress."

She also says, "I don't know why this whole story became about oral sex." 

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd is unloading on Lewinsky, writing, "Monica is in danger of exploiting her own exploitation as she dishes about a couple whose erotic lives are of waning interest to the country."

And in the New York Post, Andrea Peyser writes: "Monica Lewinsky should shut up and go away."

The Lewinksy-bashing is coming from mainly female columnists - why are they treating her like a villain?

OutFront, Radio Host Stephanie Miller, CNN Political Analyst John Avlon, and Daily Beast Editor at Large, Lloyd Grove, who covered the Lewinsky scandal.

Filed under: News • Politics
May 7th, 2014
09:26 PM ET

Convicted murderer to live with "Dazed and Confused" director

(CNN) - Three years ago, director Richard Linklater made a movie about a mortician named Bernie Tiede who went to prison after he shot a rich widow four times in the back with her armadillo gun and hid her body in a deep freezer under the pot pies.

Now he's Tiede's landlord.

Tiede, who was convicted of the 1996 murder of a wealthy Texas widow named Marjorie Nugent, was released from prison on Tuesday. Originally sentenced to life, he has been set free on a $10,000 bond - with conditions.

One of them is he live in a garage apartment owned by Linklater, the Austin, Texas-based director of such films as "Before Sunrise," "Dazed and Confused," "School of Rock" and 2011's "Bernie," based on Tiede's case.

That's OK. Linklater offered up the place.

It's another strange twist in a case that's been full of them.


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Filed under: Entertainment • Justice
May 7th, 2014
09:21 PM ET

Kids perform jaw-dropping salsa dance

Two kids amazed and astounded the OutFront team Wednesday with their unbelievable salsa dance moves.

There was only one person to cover this story for us - Jeanne Moos.

Filed under: Jeanne Moos • OffBeat
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